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Leading Polish prelate: Russia invaded Ukraine because it fears democracy

June 02, 2022

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CWN Editor's Note: Following a visit to Ukraine, Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki, president of the Polish bishops’ conference, discussed the war.

“The Ukrainians claim that a main objective of their country’s invasion was to prevent the democratization process – that resulted in swift economic progress and development – from ‘spreading’ to Russia, where the poverty rate is much higher,” he said. “This in my opinion is the real reason for the war.”

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